Artful Dodge


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Common

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Artful Dodge


Target creature is unblockable this turn.

Flashback U (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Artful Dodge Discussion

Rebbit on Izzet Creature-Burn

4 days ago

@ej133 Sorry, I worded that badly. I mean to say that once Artful Dodge has resolved, its flashback cost can be payed as soon as it hits the graveyard. Thanks for the suggestion :)

Pal00ka on Oona Da Fae

5 days ago

How's your draw? Bident of Thassa and Coastal Piracy could help since you can make a fairy army and quite a few of your creatures want to deal combat damage.

As mentioned you have guys who want do combat damage, how about Distortion Strike & Artful Dodge to make sure you do? Both of these let you double-dip that advantage.

Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Phyrexian Arena, and Necropotence are consistent card draw engines too.

Whip of Erebos for life-gain and utility reanimation in a pinch.

I give all of these suggestions knowing I don't have to face it for a while, haha, but when I do it'll be a fun challenge to overcome!

Yuri200X on UR Bounce Burn

5 days ago

Your build is very similar to the UR Kiln Fiend deck... Unfortunately UR Tempo isn't very viable in Modern at the moment. But UR Aggro is still good even with Gitaxian Probe banned.

The list in question runs also Kiln Fiend (hence the name of the deck). As well as Bedlam Reveler as the little bit of last resource should the match drag on as you predicted.

I myself think that the build you'd enjoy playing is a kind of UR Kiln Fiend. It has explosive hands capable of winning turns 3-5. It runs Manamorphose, Sleight of Hand and Serum Visions for consistency. Some of them run Thought Scour, Peek or Noxious Revival.

There's also Stubborn Denial in the mix to hold out.

Here's a sample decklist post-ban.

But maybe you can still make an UR Tempo in Modern with Bedlam Reveler and Young Pyromancer, since they both are powerful cards. There's also the possibility of using Artful Dodge and Assault Strobe on an aggro build.

If you opt for a UR Tempo build, I recommend using more Remand and Vapor Snag as well as Spell Pierce and Spell Snare or Unsubstantiate. But you'd need some pretty expensive cards such as Snapcaster Mage and Vendilion Clique... Some cards a list like this could include are: Grim Lavamancer, Pillar of Flame, Electrolyze, Burst Lightning and Magma Spray.

Good luck with your deck. :)

Pandaka on Modern Kiln Fiend / Nivix Cyclops

1 week ago

OMG just like my deck Kiln Fiend Buff. I have had all those cards in my deck at some point except Artful Dodge and your lands. Take a look at my deck. +1

LiveForChaos on Glasscannon - AKA: "Skittles"

1 week ago

Azraelius_oO That's the problem, you'd be delaying your kill by a turn...that's why I'm using Artful Dodge, because you can cast it twice if you need to give Kiln Fiend and additional +3/+0.

slaftergames on Ninja gaiden: mtg edition

2 weeks ago

Three of the cards in this deck - Broken Dam, Cavern Harpy, and Silent-Blade Oni - are illegal in modern, if it matters. You might consider Blustersquall, Artful Dodge, Slip Through Space over Broken Dam.

I'd recommend Invisible Stalker over Dimir Infiltrator unless the transmute ability is hugely important to you - otherwise the Stalker is just strictly better.

As far as ninjas are concerned you've got just about everything; perhaps remove the two copies of the illegal Silent-Blade Oni in favor of two more Mistblade Shinobi.

Other thoughts include: Tormented Soul (for this deck strictly worse than Triton Shorestalker, but the next-best thing since you're already running four of the latter); Inkfathom Witch (another possible replacement for the Oni); and Boomerang, Dispel, Familiar's Ruse, Fatal Push, and Murderous Cut.

On the whole I like it a lot; +1 from me.

Uri on Pauper Pingers

1 month ago

Nice deck, but I would change some things;

  • change Cancel for Mana Leak, it's a cheaper casting cost and does virtually the same.
  • Use a Kiln Fiend. You're going to love it in this deck, trust me. If you like that kind of structure, then check out the Nivix Cyclops. If you want to run this kind of deck, use an Artful Dodge for ensuring victory.
  • consider using Gutshot and Gitaxian Probe. Both two commons that are must-have in Izzet pauper that uses instants.
  • Use a Delver of Secrets  Flip, another common that loves to be in a spell-slinger deck.
  • Ponder is also a considerable filter in your deck, same applies for Faithless Looting

Soturi on R/U Pauper

1 month ago

I could not remember the name of the terrain when I created the deck here. Thank you Anakronism. Mizzium Skin was originally from the side deck, but I changed the card Titan's Strength because cards like Lightning Bolt, Vapor Snag, Dead Weight, Vendetta and others can ruin my chance to win in Turn 3 with Immolating Souleater / Kiln Fiend + Artful Dodge / Slip Through Space +Assault Strobe->Assault Strobe + Artful Dodge + Mizzium Skin = Kiln Fiend 10/2 with doublestrike, unblockable and hexproof. I know there are cards that can stop me, but from what I saw of the decks I'm going to face, that seemed to me a better choice.

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